The Castro of Corunna of A Coruña
Castro of Corunna is a characteristic of the protohistoric settlement
Castro culture that was inhabited between centuries BC and IV
d.C. and was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1962.
The Castro of Corunna consists of three walled enclosures. The croaking is the
higher enclosure with a wall of about 4 or 5 feet high.
Its entrance is flanked by two semi-circular defensive towers
with an access ramp and paved stairs. Inside are
several small buildings.
In the other enclosures in the form of terraces, there are various
constructions as well as a cistern or phallic idol temple.
In the excavations conducted in 2002, there was no evidence found that
The Castro of Corunna was larger than previously thought, with a
extension of about 7 hectares and a population that reached the 2000
inhabitants around the year 50 A.D.
All the objects found during excavations, among which
highlights the Treasury known as Corunna, are exhibited in the Museum
Archaeological and Historic Corunna, located in the Castle of San
The Castro of Corunna is open to the public with a program of guided
and free visits. Two bus lines connect A Coruña with
Castro de Elviña: line 24 and line Especial University.
Opening hours of the Castro de Elviña of A Coruña:
October to june: Sundays only: visit at 12h
Ticket price of the Castro de Elviña of A Coruña: